Is the Apple bluetooth keyboard good enough for gaming?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by QuantumLo0p, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    Can anyone give me their input on this...

    I recently bought an Apple wired full size keyboard to replace a malfunctioning board. Before I open the package I was wondering if the Apple bluetooth keyboard is a viable choice for gaming? I have never used one and I am concerned with possible response and disconnection issues. Would it work fine with fast paced games like shooters and WoW pvp/pve?

    Thanks for any advice!
  2. Retrostarscream macrumors member


    Sep 13, 2010
    Miami FL
    I for one have never had disconnection issues with the keyboard once it's established connection.

    The response of the keys is spot on & wouldn't be able to differentiate between it and a wired version.

    You should have no trouble with the keyboard, regardless of type of game.
  3. fleabite macrumors member


    Jul 27, 2010
    Works fine

    Same here. I've been using it for gaming in both OS X and in bootcamp (e.g., Borderlands) without any connection issues or lag. Also, it doesn't wear down the batteries very quickly, so I've never had it cut out from that, either.

    Having said that, I never move my keyboard away from my iMac anyway and I often miss the extended keyboard features. Not sure why I went wireless other than to keep my desk uncluttered. Why doesn't Apple make a wireless extended keyboard?

    The wireless magic mouse, on the other hand, I do like but I would not use for a FPS. You need a real right mouse button for gaming.
  4. QuantumLo0p thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2006
    Sounds great, that's what I was hoping to hear! About the only other questions I should've asked is what battery life do you get and will the BT signal work fine going through one interior wall?

    If it would work okay I'd really like to have my Mini in the office but occasionally use the keyboard and mouse in an adjacent room, about 10-15 feet away, with a HD TV. If not it's not a big deal and I would still be eliminating some cable clutter.
  5. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I'm using a wired keyboard because I need the numpad extension, but yeah, it's great. I imagine the Wireless one would be much the same but with the worry over battery life (my previous Apple BT keyboard died on me during a game of TF2 years back!) and slight few millisecond lag as per any wireless device.
  6. Meever macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    Slight lag and awkward placement of control, alt and function key had me swapping out to another keyboard. in my case a razer black widow. I'm a huge mechanical keyboard fan and for what you're getting it's a total steal.

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